An official Call of Duty board game has been announced
The game will be set in the era of 2019’s Modern Warfare
An official Call of Duty board game has been announced.
According to the reveal trailer for the game, which is viewable below, it’s “coming soon”, with a Kickstarter campaign set to launch in late summer 2023.
The project is a collaboration between Call of Duty owner Activision and board game publisher Arcane Wonders.
“Get ready for the ultimate Call of Duty tabletop experience!” reads the blurb accompanying the reveal trailer. “We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of Call of Duty: The Board Game, a thrilling new strategy game based on the popular video game franchise.
“With intense combat, tactical planning, and stunning artwork featuring miniatures of iconic soldiers and weapons from the series, this game is sure to satisfy any Call of Duty fan.”
Arcane Wonders told Polygon that the game will be set in the era of 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and feature weapons and maps that will be familiar to fans of the series.
The two-player base game should cost about $50 when it hits retail, and players will be able to combine two sets for four-player matches.
“Obviously we will be unveiling more as we get closer to the launch, but we really feel this game captures the immersion of a first-person shooter,” said Bryan Pope, one of the game’s designers.
“[Players] simultaneously plan out [their] moves secretly and then resolve those at the same time out on the map. Line of sight is easily determined by colored lines on the map, and when you do have eyes on your opponent, combat happens. It’s all about outsmarting and outmaneuvering your opponent to get in the best possible position to win in a fight.”
Activision has confirmed plans to launch “the next full premium release” in the Call of Duty series later this year.
It has been claimed this year’s premium release is a significant expansion for 2022’s Modern Warfare 2, which is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, rather than a brand new game.
Activision kicked off a week-long Modern Warfare 2 free multiplayer trial on April 19.
It includes access to some of the content introduced this month with Season 3, such as the new core map Pelayo’s Lighthouse, which is set on a small, craggy island during an evening storm, and Gunfight mode.